In a grand follow up to the release of MadMapper during this years monumental edition of the Mapping Festival, Boris and Frz are off to Mutek to do the first official MadMapper since the launch.
This workshop offers a full range of practical applications within the principles of mapping with Modul8 and using MadMapper. The session includes
- An introduction to the principles of mapping
- An overview of the software
- A detailed view of all its functions
- The utilization of MadMapper with Modul8, Quartz Composer, VDMX and other softwares
- Installation of MadMapper on participants’ computers (a version limited to the workshop)
- Practice sessions in the workshop on mock-ups
- The creation of a simple patch in Quartz Composer
Prerequisites: a minimum working knowledge in the domain of video/performance, a Mac computer with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) installed and a VGA or DVI adaptor.
The workshop will take place:
June 04, 2011 01:00 pm – 18:00
Salle Met A/B
9 Sainte-Catherine East
For the required pre-registration please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instead of getting his teeth pulled, Gary Oldknow uses modul8 for some large spherical projections in Copenhagen and the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It should be noted that the actual geometric transformations are achieved using a custom system. Modul8 was used, where it shines best, for the content delivery. We are seeing a lot of our clients use combinations of hardware and software to achieve their goals with Modul8′s ease of use at the core delivering content simply and reliably.
Gary notes that one of the challenges is creating lots of content in short amount of time. A lot of raw content was delivered from clients and instead of having to run the material through a compositing and rendering program they could just drop it all into modul8 and create fresh content on the spot.
You love VJ’ing. Why? Maybe because it enriches your life and entices you to explore the uses of media in the projected realm? Now imagine a place that you can go to and study all of these things? If you live in the area of Montreal, Canada you are in luck. At The Society for Arts and Technology (S.A.T. for short) their mission is to bring “together creators who work with digital technologies, fostering collaboration among diverse artistic and scientific disciplines, establishing partnerships with industry and educational institutions and promoting its members at home and abroad”.
I had the good fortune of being invited to perform at Mutek in 2007 and got to see the S.A.T. HQ. The 36,000 square feet space was the perfect place for mixers of music and people.
For individuals looking to learn about VJ’ing S.A.T. offers SAT[TransForm] offers a series of courses that can teach you how to get your creative VJ juices glowing including one course completely dedicated to modul8! We often receive queries at to the availability of a certified modul8 training facility. S.A.T. is the first to offer it.
Mapping 08 veteran TIND (stands for This Is Not Design) is one such example of the VJs who have benefitted from a relationship with S.A.T. and this influence is likely to be a lasting one as their work graces the VJ oriented pages of the [TransForm] sections of the site.
Beyond educating the next generation of VJ’s S.A.T. is also extending functionality to modul8. Of note is the development of Raw Materials, a technology that alows modul8 to access the internet, download content and load it directly into the media set. In its early test phase the S.A.T. crew used the technology during this past New Years Eve MixSessions celebrations.
S.A.T. has also been working on full immersion projection systems and setups using modul8. They have 4 different systems. What caught my attention was a previous use of the igloo dome environment for an project called DOMAGAYA, “An Encounter with Aboriginal Cultures and Digital Arts.” Inside the dome performances, lectures, events and parties were held celebrating native american culture in the region. Technologies used to entertain and inform.
I have travelled quite a bit in the last few years. Every city has something great to offer. Of course because of my work I get to meet modul8 users and groups in every town. Every customer I have met has his or her own take on how to use modul8 in terms of content, technique and context. VJ’s in Montreal clearly have a tremendous resource in their midst that I would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. (Hey… I am open… know of anything like this somewhere else? Are you affiliated? Let me know). Even if you are just passing through Montreal try to pay a visit. Drop in and say hello. You will not be disappointed.
In 2009 I will look forward to more projects from S.A.T.